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Online retailers have advantage by not collecting sales tax
April 23, 2014

Two independent studies use two very different approaches to reach the same conclusion: some online retailers really do have an advantage over traditional brick-and-mortar stores.

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Walter Zinn, MBLE featured in ¿Qué Pasa, OSU?
April 23, 2014

¿Qué Pasa, OSU? features an article on Walter Zinn, professor of logistics and chair of Fisher's Department of Marketing and Logistics, as well as opportunities in supply chain logistics and Fisher's Master in Business Logistics Engineering program.

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Diversity awards honor partnerships, student perseverance
April 22, 2014

The Fisher Diversity Committee named Deloitte the winner of the Corporate Diversity Award at the 13th Annual Diversity Business Awards ceremony. The corporate award was one of two given out by the committee in an event at the Blackwell. Donald Anthony, of the Warrior Group, Inc., received the Individual Executive Award.

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Ambassador to U.S. shares diplomatic, global insights
April 15, 2014

While small in land mass and population, Liechtenstein remains a significant player in the global financial landscape, Claudia Fritsche -- the country’s ambassador to the United States -- recently told a group of students at Fisher.

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Cross-disciplinary teams lead Business Plan Competition
April 15, 2014

The long-established tradition of exploring new and exciting ideas continued with the 2014 Ohio State Business Plan Competition, hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship at Fisher. The competition, now in its 14th year, featured teams from a range of disciplines across Ohio State.

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Leadership Awards honor Fisher students, organizations
April 14, 2014

Recipients of the 2014 Ohio State Leadership Awards were announced during a ceremony at the Ohio Union, and Fisher College of Business was well-represented by its students and organizations.

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Fisher among top teams at real estate competition
April 14, 2014

Undergraduate students could not pass up the opportunity to put their skills and passions for real-estate development and finance to the test. The result: a third-place place in the prestigious Villanova Real Estate Challenge.

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MBAs, Blue Jackets team up for Fisher Invitational
April 11, 2014

Fisher College of Business MBA students and peers from 10 visiting business schools are putting their skills and learning into action with the help of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Ohio Export Internship Program recognized for excellence
April 11, 2014

The Ohio Export Internship Program, in collaboration with the Ohio Development Services Agency and Fisher, was recently honored with the 2014 International Program Excellence Award by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators.

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Owens Corning CFO shares management insights
April 7, 2014

Michael McMurray, CFO of Owens Corning, shared insights on topics ranging from the lessons learned from leading two internationally known companies to successfully competing in the global marketplace.

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Thomas Stewart named exec. director of mid-market center
April 7, 2014

The National Center for the Middle Market has named Thomas A. Stewart as its new Executive Director.

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Recipient of student marketing award: Beats by Dr. Dre
April 4, 2014

Beats by Dr. Dre, one of pop culture’s most recognizable names, was on campus to accept the Fisher Association of Marketing Professionals’ first-ever Marketer of the Year Award.

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Businessweek recognizes undergraduate program
April 4, 2014

Fisher College of Business showed a number of strong scores in the recently released Businessweek’s 2014 Best Undergraduate Business Schools report, including career outcomes for students.

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JD/MBA student part of winning team
April 3, 2014

Ryan Harmanis entered the prestigious Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition with a not-so-secret weapon: his training in Fisher’s MBA course work.

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Undergraduate student earns top finish at research forum
April 2, 2014

Marketing major Nora Murer earned a top finish at the 2014 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum for her work on how individual differences among college students affected their spending and saving habits.

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Pace Setters awards honor students, faculty, staff, executive
March 31, 2014

The 54th Pace Setters Awards ceremony recognized Fisher students, faculty, staff and an executive from the business community for outstanding achievement, leadership and service.

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Fisher maintains AACSB accreditation in business, accounting
March 28, 2014

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has extended the accreditation of Fisher College of Business’s undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs through 2019.

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Fisher global programs contribute to university honor
March 21, 2014

Ohio State has been selected to receive the prestigious Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization -- and Fisher's wide range of programs play a critical role in ensuring students at the university have meaningful, global experiences.

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Fisher, Ohio State rank high for accounting research
March 20, 2014

Fisher College of Business at Ohio State boasts one of the most productive accounting faculty in the world. According to the 2013 Accounting Research Rankings, Ohio State’s faculty ranks 4th in the world, as measured using peer-reviewed articles published in the top 11 accounting journals over the last six years.

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PhD student earns top accounting honor
March 14, 2014

For the third-straight year, a Fisher College of Business PhD candidate has been named as a recipient of the prestigious Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting.

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U.S. News recognizes graduate programs among the best
March 11, 2014

U.S. News & World Report released its 2015 Best Graduate Schools report, with The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business placing among the top programs in a number of areas.

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MBAs win Entrepreneur’s Choice Award at competition
March 10, 2014

Fisher College of Business MBA students delivered an outstanding performance at the recent Venture Capital Investment Competition held at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Fisher ranked no. 2 in nation for veterans
March 10, 2014

The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Fisher ranked no. 2 in the Military Times “Best for Vets: Business School” 2014 rankings. The ranking spotlights Fisher’s ongoing efforts to engage veterans and provide them with academic, mentoring and networking opportunities for post-military careers.

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Student-run summit employs business to fight poverty
March 7, 2014

What started on the Fisher campus with a group of students discussing ways to fight poverty has grown in the last five years to become what organizers call the largest, free, student-run social entrepreneurship conference in the Midwest.

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Harley-Davidson CEO talks growth, strategy with students
March 4, 2014

What makes Harley-Davidson run? Having an iconic brand is certainly a factor, CEO Keith Wandell said during a recent visit to Fisher to speak with students. But the ability to maintain that brand and continue to advance a more than 100-year-old company relied on a number of strategic growth pillars

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Business-architecture team earns top 10 finish
February 26, 2014

Ohio State students from Fisher College of Business and Knowlton School of Architecture teamed up to bring home a top 10 finish at the prestigious Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition.

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Shenkar provides expertise to U.S.-China commission
February 24, 2014

Oded Shenkar, Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management and professor of Management and Human Resources at Fisher, appeared before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission as an expert panelist addressing U.S.-China economic challenges.

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Longtime GE leader shares lessons of crisis
February 21, 2014

Graduate students got a firsthand look at the financial crisis -- as well as some of its learnings and lessons -- from former Vice Chairman of GE and Chairman and CEO of GE Capital Michael Neal, who helped lead the company through the “Great Recession.”

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Faculty, student share innovative ideas at TED event
February 20, 2014

Assistant Clinical Professor of Finance Michael Brandl and student Ryan Barta spoke to a sold-out audience at a TEDxOhioStateUniversity event, demonstrating how innovative thought and action can transform individuals and organizations.

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Global prize attracts entrepreneurs from across disciplines
February 14, 2014

A team of MBA and engineering students will compete in the regional finals of the fifth annual Hult Prize, a global competition in partnership with President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative.

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Cookie business founder discusses entrepreneurial success
February 13, 2014

The journey from a single storefront selling cookies to a worldwide gourmet food and gift company was the focus of a behind-the-scenes discussion with Cheryl & Co. founder Cheryl Krueger. The takeaways for aspiring entrepreneurs: there are no substitutes for hard work, determination and exceptional customer service.

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Ohio State interim president shares leadership insights
February 12, 2014

MAcc students eager for lessons on leadership had the opportunity to listen and learn from Ohio State Interim President Joseph A. Alutto, who also served as the university’s executive vice president and provost for more than five years and as dean of Fisher College of Business for 16 years.

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Accounting Honors student set for "Jeopardy"
February 6, 2014

At the age of eight, Accounting Honors student Maria Khrakovsky made a list of life goals, which she has added to over the years. Included on the original three-item list: appear on the TV show Jeopardy. That wish will become a well-earned reality when Khrakovsky appears as a contestant on the long-running quiz show’s college week competition.

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Fisher teams shine at finance case competition
February 5, 2014

Teams of Fisher graduate students swept the top two spots at the Association for Corporate Growth’s (ACG) investment banking case study competition. “I think it really says a lot about the type of students in our program,” said first-place team member Sam Richey.

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Student effort helps bring Reddit co-founder to campus
January 31, 2014

Fisher undergraduate Jay Clouse discovered his career passion through the Business Builders Club, an student organization dedicated to the growth and improvement of businesses and organizations -- and now he’s focused on sharing that passion with as many students as possible. One approach: help bring to campus the co-founder of one of the world’s most popular websites.

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Student summit welcomes middle market leaders
January 30, 2014

For the second straight year, students had the opportunity to explore the nation’s midsized business economy and engage with its leaders, including alumni, at the Middle Market Student Summit.

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Black MBA Association series connects students, execs
January 27, 2014

Engaging students with top business leaders, the Black MBA Association (BMBAA) Speaker Series kicks off with Cecil Gouke, assistant vice president of finance at Nationwide Insurance.

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Real estate opportunities, risks focus of alumnus visit
January 23, 2014

Speaking to students studying real estate, alumnus Robert Zerbst shared his wealth of global expertise while also updating one of the industry’s most often heartd phrases. “We used to say the three most important things were ‘location, location, location’ -- that’s still important, but today it’s ‘timing, timing, timing,’ ” said Zerbst, chairman emeritus of CBRE Global Investors.

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Anand co-chairs global gathering on emerging economies
January 13, 2014

Thought leaders from around the world recently congregated in Mohali, India, to take part in the Strategic Management Society conference, co-chaired by Fisher professor Jay Anand.

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Financial volunteers hone skills by helping fellow students
January 10, 2014

“Thank yous” are not few and far between for volunteers in the Scarlet & Gray Financial Coaching program, the majority of whom are Fisher College of Business students. Payment for their work — assisting fellow students across campus on issues such as budgeting, loans, credit scores, banking basics and more — often comes in the form of gratitude and kudos.

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Exchange program links MBA student with UN Forum
December 30, 2013

Paying close attention to today’s global business issues is as critical as it is customary. But engaging firsthand with leaders from across the globe to discuss those topics? That experience, said MBA student Bliss Pierce, represents “the opportunity of a lifetime.”

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Achievements, learning, service: year in review
December 23, 2013

As Fisher prepares for the upcoming semester and welcomes the New Year, we highlight just some of the achievements, learning and service during the last 12 months.

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Student: giving back key element of Fisher experience
December 20, 2013

MBA student Shai Rasmussen, delivering a speech at the college's Autumn Scholarship Reception and Dinner, answers the question "Why invest in a Fisher student?"

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Semester concludes with visits from top HR professionals
December 17, 2013

Students pursuing a Master of Human Resource Management concluded the autumn semester with a fast-paced, in-depth look at a number of hot topics in the field — a session led by senior leaders from top companies and organizations, including Cardinal Health, Honda North America, L Brands, Nationwide Insurance, and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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Chandrasekaran named outstanding early career scholar
December 3, 2013

Aravind Chandrasekaran, assistant professor of management sciences, was recently awarded the inaugural Carol J. Latta Memorial DSI Emerging Leadership Award for Outstanding Early Career Scholar.

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FCC Chair Tom Wheeler discusses vision for agency
December 3, 2013

At Ohio State to deliver his first major policy speech as the 31st Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler discussed issues ranging from the critical importance of competition in the telecommunications industry to ensuring that the Web remains open to all.

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Industry leader explains ABCs of angel-backed companies
December 2, 2013

Widely recognized industry leader John Huston explained the ABCs of “ABCs” — angel-backed companies — to graduate students in the Fisher Entrepreneurship Association (FEA) during a recent visit to campus.

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Cardinal Health CEO discusses leadership
November 27, 2013

George Barrett, chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health, visited the Fisher campus to speak to FisherDirect and MBA students, executives, and academics on a wide range of topics – but the message always circled back to leadership.

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Undergraduate student recognized for leadership, service
November 25, 2013

Jonathan Elder, a senior at Fisher College of Business, received the prestigious Board of Trustees Student Recognition Award this month from The Ohio State University.

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Hiring model earns MHRM students competition win
November 22, 2013

Four students from Fisher’s Master of Human Resource Management program won first place in the Carlson International Human Resources Case Competition held recently at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

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